Sequoyah Council, 713
Boy Scouts of America
Johnson City, Tennessee
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National Membership Policy
Below is a summary of the resolution passed by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board on July 27, 2015.
The approved adult leadership membership standards will allow Chartered Organizations to select their own adult volunteer leadership, this continues Scouting's longstanding policy of Chartered Organizations selecting their leaders. This change upholds the right of religious freedom of the Chartered Organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders based on beliefs consistent with their organizational doctrine, regardless of this policy change. This change also allows Scouting's members and parents to select local Units and Chartered Organizations that are in line with their personal beliefs and family's needs.
As a youth serving organization, the BSA has always had the code of conduct that prohibits the discussion of sexual issues. Scouts will be directed to their religious leaders or parents to seek guidance on these matters. Leaders who violate the code of conduct by discussing these issues will be addressed accordingly. All Chartered Organizations will select their leaders and can require adult leaders to demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others based on their beliefs. For example, Units chartered by the American Legion may allow only veterans to serve as Scoutmasters.
The Boy Scouts of America will steadfastly defend the right of religious Chartered Organizations to select leaders whose beliefs are consistent with those of the religious organization. As rights given through our Constitution, a Chartered Organization's right to maintain duty to God is protected by the First Amendment.
Scouting will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth to help them grow into good, strong citizens. By focusing on the goals that unite us, we are able to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve. The Sequoyah Council is and has been an important part of life for thousands of families across East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, and we remain dedicated to our mission of helping young people develop into strong citizens and leaders.
As a chartered council, the Sequoyah Council will continue to follow the national policies of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Sequoyah Council, BSA
PO Box 3010
Johnson City, TN 37602
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